Midlo RAMPS Digs 4 Dollars

RAMPS Fundraising: Digging 4 Dollars

Midlo RAMPS reaches for their $2000 goal with Digging 4 Dollars fundraiser.

Photo by: Carrie Rowley

Midlo RAMPS reaches for their $2000 goal with Digging 4 Dollars fundraiser.

Midlo’s RAMPS Club, a student-run volunteer organization, is making a big difference for Richmond community members with disabilities and illnesses. Each year, during the month of March, RAMPS hosts Digging 4 Dollarsto raise funds in order to assemble ramps that will allow safe wheelchair access to homes of disabled residents in the Richmond area.

Digging 4 Dollars begins on Monday, March 11th, and continues until Friday, March 15th. Students are encouraged to bring pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, and dollars to their first period classes. The money collected will finance  ramps supplies. The first period class that brings in the most money will receive a breakfast of their choice from either Panera Bread or Dunkin Donuts.

RAMPS established a goal to reach $2,000 by the end of the school year, enough to build two more ramps before the end of the year. So far, with other fundraisers and letter grants, the Midlothian branch of RAMPS club has collected over $200. Last year, RAMPS raised several hundred dollars with the Digging 4 Dollars fundraiser. Giving others the chance to have a better life and initiating an impact on the Richmond community is worth giving up spare change. Don’t forget to bring in money to your first period through the week of March 11th – March 15th.